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  1. #1

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    Sep 2019

    Default Beginner and bearings


    So I am a snowboarder but decided I wanted to do something during the summer months so have bought myself a cheap second hand fake "penny" and normal skateboard ($15 for the two) and when i was looking at them they didnt really roll very well so I WD40'd them and they were better but still naff. I have taken the bearings out and they are very stiff

    Penny - ABEC-5 ZZ809
    skateboard - WZ Z809

    So I started reading about bearings and came across this - and the first comment is from a bearing engineer who in summary says
    Fact 1 , 99.9% of ABEC ratings stamped on 608 bearings are FAKE
    Fact 2, Even if they were real, they would not effect the speed performance or longevity of a bearing used on skate board, in fact that would make it go slower (but only by nano seconds)
    Fact 3, The highest possible ABEC rating is 9, there is no such thing as ABEC 11, ABEC 11 is beyond human engineering.
    So why do some bearings spin faster and longer than others?
    One word guys. LUBE
    Most important of all you want to make sure you get either C3 or CM clearance. This denotes the size gap between the inner and outer rings and is slightly larger than standard, giving you a better spin.

    He basically says get cheap bearings and lube them well

    I understand the RS bearings are better as they are easier to clean

    So I am going to get 2 new sets of bearings so questions....
    1) what should I get?
    2) What lube to use? grease or oil? I do have some of this grease from Bunnings, but is it too thick?


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    Sep 2020


    Beginner and bearings, Come and start to get some actions where location is just come accross from some of the big assignments australia reviews mentioned places and also from some of the links. This link is mention perfectly and i hope you can take it for working setup.

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